Hinterland

Back in 2003 up in Vancouver, Canada, a band called Hinterland released their debut album, Under The Waterline on Detroit’s HybridElectric Records. Under The Waterline is full of soft yet powerful musical explorations in the world of Ethereal Dream that became part of the resurgence of the Shoegaze movement.

Hinterland consisted of John Lucas, Michaela Galloway, Robb Johannes and Gregg Steffensen and went on to create 2 more releases before their eventual demise. Lead guitarist John Lucas and chanteuse Michaela Galloway married and added a son to their lives making things a bit difficult for them to bother with all of the touring and area live shows that Hinterland diligently performed for their area fans; not to mention finding time to write, rehearse and record outside of a busy new household. By the way, we hear that little Master Lucas has taken to following in his mother’s footsteps; albeit, in his own preferred styling.

With music being in their blood, John and Michaela found ways to continue creating the music they both love so dearly as well as holding together their new lives as a family. It’s called DIY, folks and you do it at home. Together, they call themselves The Hope Slide.

The Hope Slide, along with the follow up releases from Hinterland, can be found on John Lucas’ Submerged Records label. Hinterland’s second album was released in 2006 with the title The Picture Plane. Finally in 2008, Hinterland put out their last album under the name Pan Pan Medico. Of course, cuts from each of these albums have found their way on Air Atlantic Underground Radio at some time over the years and still manage to grace its airwaves.

By the way, if you go to The Hope Slide’s Bandcamp profile, you can find lots of really cool remixes of their self-titled 2010 release for free in the digital format of your choice. Well worth the download!

To celebrate the inception of Hinterland and it’s time with us, the band has decided to offer up the track “Tiger Tiger” from Under The Waterline as a free download. In my opinion, their best song, full of gentle beauty and powerful submissive emotions.

You can download “Tiger Tiger” for free in one of the following methods:

Or here:

Hinterland on Bandcamp
Hinterland on MySpace
Hinterland on Blogger
The Hope Slide on Bandcamp
Submerged Records

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